“How unlucky I am that this should happen to me.
But not at all.
Perhaps, say how lucky I am that I am not broken by what has happened, and I am not afraid of what is about to happen.
For the same blow might have stricken anyone, but not many would have absorbed it without capitulation and complaint.”
“The offender needs pity, not wrath; those who needs must be corrected, should be treated with tact and gentleness; and one must be always ready to learn better. The best kind of revenge is, not to become like unto them.”
“It is my good luck that, although this has happened to me, I can bear it without pain, neither crushed by the present not fearful of the future. Because such a thing could have happened to any man, but not every man could have borne it without pain. So why see more misfortune in the event than good fortune in your ability to bear it?” ~ Marcus Aurelius
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca